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    Warning/question about recent patch

    So I started a game with a few minor mods a couple days ago, so, to be safe, I tried to disable auto-updating on Steam. It didn't work and now the game crashes within a month after loading the save.

    I am WARNING people that this patch may crash old saves, because, to my experience, most patches don't.

    Also, how do I disable auto-updates on Steam? (Just this game, or in general, it doesn't matter to me.) I tried going to properties-->updates-->do not automatically update this game but it still updated on launch.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime624 View Post
    I am WARNING people that this patch may crash old saves, because, to my experience, most patches don't.
    Wut? Almost all Paradox patches are incompatible with old saves...
    Don't disable auto-updating. Instead, just copy-paste the game folder somewhere else (CK2 doesn't use the Steam DRM so you don't need to run Steam to play it)

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    Quote Originally Posted by Nyrael View Post
    Wut? Almost all Paradox patches are incompatible with old saves...
    Don't disable auto-updating. Instead, just copy-paste the game folder somewhere else (CK2 doesn't use the Steam DRM so you don't need to run Steam to play it)
    Thanks. That's weird. To my experience, a small patch like this never breaks anything.

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    As an answer to the automatic updating. It seems like turning that option off does not help stopping the game to autoupdate, it will always autoupdate upon launch of the game. You can either play CK2 by starting the launcher directly, without starting the game through steam. Or to be able to play older saves, you can also copy the folder to a different location and create a new shortcut to the launcher for that version. However, you should do this before launching CK2.

    Another way to prevent steam autoupdating is by starting steam in offline mode when you want to play the game. trias10 wrote a post in the technical support forum explaining it in more detail
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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime624 View Post
    Thanks. That's weird. To my experience, a small patch like this never breaks anything.
    It's not that small, it even adds new interface stuff. Anyway disabling auto-updates on Steam has never worked, you have to circumvent it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime624 View Post
    with a few minor mods
    That is why you fail.

    /yodavoice

    I've had no recent problems with vanilla saves. Not with 1.10 -> 1.101 or 1.09 -> 1.09x, at least.

    Quote Originally Posted by Prime624 View Post
    Also, how do I disable auto-updates on Steam? (Just this game, or in general, it doesn't matter to me.) I tried going to properties-->updates-->do not automatically update this game but it still updated on launch.
    The checkbox only prevents Steam from updating it while you play other stuff. There's no way to prevent Steam from updating on launch, but you can just launch the game from outside Steam instead.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Prime624 View Post
    So I started a game with a few minor mods a couple days ago, so, to be safe, I tried to disable auto-updating on Steam. It didn't work and now the game crashes within a month after loading the save.

    I am WARNING people that this patch may crash old saves, because, to my experience, most patches don't.
    Your warning should actually be: The patch may crash old saves WITH modded games.

    It may also crash old saves with umodded games, though Paradox did say it was compatible and my saves have not crashed after a few years of game time.

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    Yes probably due to the mods. Played about 100 years of my old zoroastrian game.

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